Sexualization

We're Making a Bold Statement Against Sexualization

NSFW. Not Safe For Work – if an email lands in your inbox during your work or school day containing this warning in the subject line, open with...

Snap it, report it. New YWCA tool helps you report problematic ads

It’s time to challenge the media that shapes our lives. Media is a powerful tool; it informs how we see each other, ourselves and the world around us...

Purposeful Repurposing

Sexualization of women and the corresponding hypermasculinization of men are overwhelmingly visual issues. In all areas of society, it’s virtually...

Risky Click: Talking about online pornography

I first heard of Gale Dines when a friend sent me her TedXTalk, Growing Up in a Pornified Culture . According to Dines – a Professor of Sociology and...

We gave sexist music videos warning labels to alert young people

They don’t want you to stop and think…we do If you’ve spent any time watching music videos on-line recently, you likely know that sexualization is...

Global Response to Sexist Adverts

The UK is latest government to take a stand against sexualization in advertising . Advertising watchdogs in Britain have ruled that negative gender-...

Why we should question media with our children

On average, Canadian kids are watching 6.5 hours of screen time a day. During that time, they are exposed to an onslaught of sexualized content, from...

Know your rights in the workplace

Women should feel safe and free from harassment in every aspect of their life; however, as many as 90% of women report they’ve experienced sexual...

Sexualization in media

The presence of sexually-objectified women and girls is widespread and as a society we are confronted daily with images of women’s bodies used to...

Sexualization in the Media

It’s no surprise that sexualization is a huge issue in today’s modern, largely digital world. From billboards to commercials, even our food can’t...